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TOPIC: KATE's PIP Queries Topic !!!

Last PIP1 day to phone in - DWP lines are down! 10 months 3 weeks ago #147239

This PIP had me crying on the phone to the GP (so unlike me) telling her I can’t cope & I’ve now been prescribed anti-depressants. I’ve another GP appointment arranged to try asking again for a supporting letter.

Can I clarify what this medical evidence should contain? Is it (a) the GP’s explanation to each applicable descriptor? Or is it (b) a letter that confirms my incapacitating symptoms which means that I am unable to attend to descriptors (x), (y) and (z) on a daily basis?

I am trying to ask for something from the GP which will cause her the least time. The surgery is so short staffed at the moment, they have a flashing sign asking “please be patient”.

I thought of asking a Homeopathic Practitioner that treated me last year, for supporting evidence. Do you think this would be considered by the PIP people?
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Last PIP1 day to phone in - DWP lines are down! 10 months 3 weeks ago #147262

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kate wrote:
This PIP had me crying on the phone to the GP (so unlike me) telling her I can’t cope & I’ve now been prescribed anti-depressants. I’ve another GP appointment arranged to try asking again for a supporting letter.

Can I clarify what this medical evidence should contain? Is it (a) the GP’s explanation to each applicable descriptor? Or is it (b) a letter that confirms my incapacitating symptoms which means that I am unable to attend to descriptors (x), (y) and (z) on a daily basis?

I am trying to ask for something from the GP which will cause her the least time. The surgery is so short staffed at the moment, they have a flashing sign asking “please be patient”.

I thought of asking a Homeopathic Practitioner that treated me last year, for supporting evidence. Do you think this would be considered by the PIP people?

Ideally you want your GP to write something like;

A suffers from condition X this means that they have Y problems with activity Z and I would expect them to be effected for the majority/all of the time.

So you are looking for your GP to link your conditions to the problems you have with each activity, they may not be able to do this every activity, for some this will be due to lack of knowledge for others, they may not see the linkage (that does not mean that there is one).

I can appreciate you not wanting to take too much of their time, but this is important information and you should be selfish about making use of their time.

Gordon
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Last PIP1 day to phone in - DWP lines are down! 10 months 3 weeks ago #147395

I was given the extra two weeks to return the PIP form. I feel I need more time - I am not sure if the antidepressant recently prescribed is helping or making things worse. I am all over the place.

Are there rules for more time, on top of the two week extension?

I am transferring from indefinate DLA to PIP.

I'm so sooo grateful for this forum - thank you.
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Last PIP1 day to phone in - DWP lines are down! 10 months 3 weeks ago #147409

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kate wrote:
I was given the extra two weeks to return the PIP form. I feel I need more time - I am not sure if the antidepressant recently prescribed is helping or making things worse. I am all over the place.

Are there rules for more time, on top of the two week extension?

I am transferring from indefinate DLA to PIP.

I'm so sooo grateful for this forum - thank you.

You can make a second request, they may not allow it, but you lose nothing by asking.

Gordon
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Last PIP1 day to phone in - DWP lines are down! 10 months 3 weeks ago #147414

Thank you, Gordon.

Does my indefinate DLA stay in place until they receive & make a decision about my PIP form?

I am worried that now DWP have chosen to transfer my claim to PIP, that my DLA is has a time limit on it.

Many thanks.
Last Edit: 10 months 3 weeks ago by bro58.
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Last PIP1 day to phone in - DWP lines are down! 10 months 3 weeks ago #147417

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kate wrote:
Thank you, Gordon.

Does my indefinate DLA stay in place until they receive & make a decision about my PIP form?

I am worried that now DWP have chosen to transfer my claim to PIP, that my DLA is has a time limit on it.

Many thanks.

Hi k,

As long as you comply with all their deadline dates to return your forms etc, your current level of DLA will remain in payment until 4 weeks after the date of the new PIP decision, whatever that PIP decision may be.

See : This Post in The Spotlight Area above the forum which you may find helpful.

bro58
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Last Edit: 10 months 3 weeks ago by bro58.
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